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    .org New Registry WHOIS Server for .ORG
    posted by tbyfield on Monday January 27 2003, @06:46PM

    dmehus writes: "With the technical transition of the .ORG registry from VeriSign Global Registry Services to Public Interest Registry now complete, many people have questioned what happened to the registry WHOIS server. Well, I did some testing and it looks like it is now located at whois.publicinterestregistry.net. The Referral WHOIS (RWhois) website still needs to be updated, but InterNIC is using the correct server.

    I believe the .ORG registry WHOIS server will likely change when the transition from the current RRP protocol to the newer EEP ("thin" to "thick" registry) is completed in December 2003, according to a Scott Montreuil, a technical support analyst with PIR. It may be a rough year for WHOIS look-ups of domain names ending in .org, but hopefully, things will all work out."

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    Interesting when applying for an SSL cert
    by ldg on Friday January 31 2003, @05:58PM (#11067)
    User #2935 Info | http://example.com/
    When you apply to geotrust for a cert, the result is that organization cannot be verified. Although the cert may go through, not being able to certify the organization is not good. Most CA's look to the whois for that validation AFAIK.
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    Re:Completely Incorrect
    by dmehus on Wednesday January 29 2003, @09:15AM (#11050)
    User #3626 Info | http://doug.mehus.info/
    Actually, what I mean was this. The whois output of a domain name ending in .ORG will show the CONTACT NOT AUTHORITATIVE message and refer you to the Registrar's WHOIS server which means you will have to visit an advertising-laden website of a particular Registrar inorder to view the contact information of a specified domain name. My apologies for the poor wording in the article, it was late at night and I was not thinking.
    Fortunately, CenterGate® Research Group [centergate.com] has updated the whois server for .ORG and automatically refers to the Registrar's own WHOIS server in its GeekTools [geektools.com] software. Public Interest Registry has assured me that all domain names will be transitioned from the current "thin" Registry format to a "thick" Registry format using the newer EPP protocol, rather than the current RRP protocol.
    Best, DougDoug Mehus http://doug.mehus.info/ [mehus.info]
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